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Days and Days of Pink Glory

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Remember those spicy lilies from a few weeks ago? Well, they bloomed and brightened up my place for..get this… five whole weeks!
They arrived on a snowy Friday night, wrapped in crinkly green and brown paper, tied in a bow in the hand of my wonderful boyfriend. The lilies were just starting to open.

I first thought it was just one stem of star-gazer lilies, but there were five. (And some green wispy plumes.)

I added flower food to their water every week or two, and they started blooming and kept on flowering.

After three weeks, I had to trim of dying blooms and leaves, but some of the last buds were still opening!

Today, five weeks later, I decided the lilies were done, but the last one still had a little color left before I threw it out this morning:


Why did these lilies last so long? Well, I added flower food and water every week or so, and I cut the stems a couple times to help with receiving water. I keep my home cool in temperature, so flowers do well in cooler rooms. I took time to nurture them, and they responded with days and days of pink glory!

And one last photo of their former glory:

20150227-111758-40678533.jpgBy M. H. Campbell

Copyright 2015


Author: mary.campbell.schuh

Hello Friends, A curious, kind, practical, and energetic writer, wife, mother, and teacher is one way to describe me. I enjoy thinking about transitions--in schools, churches, families, relationships, and even countries. I'm passionate about learning, and I love working with people. Stop by often to see which kind of transition I'm thinking about, and I would appreciate hearing your thoughts. Peace! ~Mary Hope

One thought on “Days and Days of Pink Glory

  1. Lovely, right to the very end!
    Thanks for posting your flowers’ journey with us!
    And I like the photo from the first day, with your family/friends photos behind… Very sweet:)


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